Country Girl Cookin

~savoring flavors...one bite at a time~


With a sweet, refreshing taste of fresh raspberries along with a boost of healthy energy & weight loss components…this iced tea is hard to put down! Oolong tea in itself has so many great benefits.  One being weight loss!!! YES!!  –pass the oolong tea, please– 🙂  It is said that oolong tea has many antioxidants that burn fat quickly…exactly what I want!    (say, where’s that cup of tea??)  I suppose...

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Strawberries do not have to be in season for you to enjoy this flavor of summer!! When I was little I thought yogurt was so disgusting!  I can’t really tell you at what age I really started liking it…my taste buds changed at some point and now I enjoy it quite often. When I first heard about Oiko’s Triple Zero Greek yogurt, I was intrigued and bought several different flavors to try.  They were delicious!  Definitely...

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The warmth of cinnamon and ginger mixed with chai tea…there’s just nothing like it! I’ve been thinking for quite a while how I could make a tea latte that had some spice mixed with sweetness.  I already have a latte recipe, but that one uses coffee (Sweet Cinnamon Latte recipe here).  It’s delicious and so satisfying, but several of you all said you didn’t care for coffee, so here is a tea version.  When...

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Low Carb Granola {THM-S)

Low Carb Granola {THM-S)


Posted By on Jan 19, 2017

The sweet crunch of this morning cereal makes it easy to enjoy breakfast in a variety of ways! I started making my own granola about three years ago.  I wanted to have a healthy breakfast for my husband since what he was eating back then just wasn’t keeping him full.  Let me tell on him…he used to eat a banana with peanut butter for breakfast! THAT’S IT!!!  I know I couldn’t eat that and stay full for a few...

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Powerhouse Chia Juice {THM-S}

Powerhouse Chia Juice {THM-S}


Posted By on Jan 16, 2017

Chia seeds…a popular superfood that is so versatile, they can be used in so many ways! So last summer I tried Mama Chia drinks for the first time…I know I know, not on plan, but we were away from home for most of the summer, and I really wanted to try one to see if I would even consider making my own.  I have to admit that they are delicious.  I thought I may not like the texture of gelled chia seeds, but again, I loved...

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Salted Caramel Mocha Java…Such a fancy name for a simple, yet delicious cup of joe! I enjoy coffee.  Short and simple.  I’m not one of those people that have to have coffee first thing every morning or else I get cranky with a headache.  To be honest, I didn’t really drink coffee until after my college days.  As far as college, it was the “cool” thing to buy a cappuccino before morning classes…yes...

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Quick and easy is what this dish is all about…with a bit of spice and tons of flavor, this rice may just become a staple for your Mexican meals. I have always loved Mexican food…granted I have not tried every authentic Mexican dish out there, but the ones I have tasted were delicious.  I don’t cook a lot of Mexican meals for my family either (unless you count tacos).  Don’t ask me why!  I’m not sure why I...

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A sweet topping bursting with flavor…that’s what you’ll get when you taste this mixed berry compote! Ahh, berries…I could eat them every day of the year and not get tired of them.  When I was young our family had woods behind our house (my playground).  Walking in the woods you could find wild blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.  I couldn’t wait for berries to be in season so I could take my...

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The warm gooey spoonful of oatmeal mixed with blueberries and other yummy ingredients just makes this recipe so delicious and filling, but it’s even better when you can make it in your Instant Pot (or in my case, a Power Cooker). I’ve had my Power Cooker for 3 years and I love it.  There are pros and cons to both the Power Cooker and the Instant Pot.   Here is more information on what I have (Power Cooker) and the Instant...

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Turkey Sweet Potato Balls {THM-E}

Turkey Sweet Potato Balls {THM-E}


Posted By on Dec 20, 2016

Meatballs are a traditional appetizer at any party because they are so easy to make, easy to hold and easy to eat!!  I can’t tell you how many get-togethers I’ve been to and one of the main dishes is always a crockpot full of saucy, delicious meatballs.  The easiest way to “make” this popular dish is usually with a bag of frozen meatballs bought at the store, but I personally believe that homemade meatballs are...

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